17 Useful Tricks For Anyone Who Uses A Hair Straightener

7. Switch things up by using your straightener to curl your hair.

Switch things up by using your straightener to curl your hair.

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Here’s the complete tutorial.

8. Or make some ~beachy waves~.

Or make some ~beachy waves~.

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Read all of the instructions here.

9. Check out this genius twist-and-gel trick to flat-iron natural hair without blow-drying it first.

Check out this genius twist-and-gel trick to flat-iron natural hair without blow-drying it first.

Follow this video to learn.

10. Get perfectly smooth hair by using a straightening comb and your flat iron at the same time.

The straightening comb will detangle and help the hair sit flat while the straightener does its job. See the full video here.

Get a straightening comb here for $6.99.

11. Use a thermal brush at your roots to get rid of any cowlicks.

Use a thermal brush at your roots to get rid of any cowlicks.

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Check out the tutorial here.

Plus, you’ll get extra volume at the crown of your head.

Plus, you'll get extra volume at the crown of your head.

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12. Crimp your hair by flat-ironing a braid.

Crimp your hair by flat-ironing a braid.

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Check out all of the instructions here.

Now for some maintenance tips:

13. With a washcloth and some rubbing alcohol, clean the gunk off your plates.

With a washcloth and some rubbing alcohol, clean the gunk off your plates.

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Read the full tutorial here.

14. Make this DIY flat iron holder for traveling out of a pot holder.

Make this DIY flat iron holder for traveling out of a pot holder.

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Follow these instructions.

15. Grab a pair of ear covers to avoid burning your skin.

Grab a pair of ear covers to avoid burning your skin.

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Get them here for $11.99.

16. Get this holster to hold your straightener while you’re sectioning off your hair.

Get this holster to hold your straightener while you're sectioning off your hair.

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Read more here.

17. And in a pinch, use your straightener to iron your collar.

And in a pinch, use your straightener to iron your collar.

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See the details here.